Category Archives: West Coast

Call for Applications: Junior Specialist, Pool–Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences – UC Santa Barbara

Junior Specialist, Pool–Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary Junior Specialists for anticipated part-time and full-time openings throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants should have specialized knowledge of a core area of experimental psychology, including cognition and the perceptual sciences, development and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and/or social psychology.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in Psychological and Brain Sciences or a related field, or have equivalent research experience.

Additionally, candidates should have specialized knowledge of a core area of experimental psychology, including cognition and the perceptual sciences, development and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and/or social psychology.

Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) conferred by the start of appointment. Continue reading


UC Davis Junior Specialist Research Opportunity

The Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute is hiring a Junior Specialist. This is a perfect opportunity for a recent graduate to gain experience in a clinical cognitive neuroscience lab prior to applying to graduate or medical school. If interested, please review the job details and apply using the link below. Applications must be completed by Thursday May 24, 2018.

Lab manager position for a lifespan developmental lab

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Lab description: The Cognitive Agility across the Lifespan via Learning and Attention (CALLA) Lab at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a full-time Laboratory Assistant to begin in Spring/Summer 2018.

The lab uses EEG, MRI, eye-tracking, and behavioral techniques to study learning and visual attention in infants, children, young adults, and older adults. Because this Laboratory Assistant will help conduct, analyze, and write up research, this position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a PhD in developmental cognitive neuroscience or related fields.

One particularly time intensive (but rewarding!) project that this person would help with is a learning intervention with older adults.

Salary: $32,656 – $37,835

Lab Manager – Development of Social Cognition Lab @ UC Irvine

The Development of Social Cognition Lab (directed under Dr. Nadia Chernyak) at the University of California – Irvine is searching for a lab manager to begin Oct 1, 2018 (with some flexibility).

Interested candidates are encouraged to check out the lab’s research focus here to assess potential fit and contact me ( with any questions.

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills; be enthusiastic about cognitive development research; comfortable with young children and families; and have strong, self-directed initiative and ability to take on challenges (in particular, with setting up a lab in its beginning phases). Programming, data analysis, and/or web design skills are always a plus. Continue reading

Lab Manager Position at UC Berkeley’s Language and Cognitive Development Lab

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology, directed by Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 1-2 year appointment beginning this June or July. Research in the lab addresses how linguistic, social, and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across cultures.

Responsibilities for the position will include many research-related activities, such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing infants, toddlers, and adults, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The position will also include administrative duties, such as recruiting and training undergraduate assistants, coordinating with local daycare centers and museums, maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school. Continue reading

Lab Manager, UC Riverside KIND Lab

The KIND Lab (Kids Interaction and NeuroDevelopment Lab), directed by Dr. Kalina Michalska at the University of California Riverside in the Psychology Department seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning this summer 2018. More information can be found in the attached job posting.

To apply, please send a resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to Dr. Kalina Michalska at with the subject line KIND Lab Manager Application. You should also arrange to have two letters of support emailed to Dr. Michalska directly. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.


Lab Manager Position: UC Santa Cruz Early Social Interaction Lab

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The Early Social Interaction Lab the University of California, Santa Cruz (PI: Audun Dahl) is hiring a lab manager. The lab’s research is focused on moral and social development in early childhood. Most of our research uses behavioral experiments, naturalistic observation, or structured interviews in lab, home, or preschool settings.

Job description: The lab manager will be involved in designing and conducting studies, coding audio and video data, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, recruiting participants, and preparing human subjects protocols. Continue reading